A motor vehicle accident can happen at any time of the day and for a variety of different reasons. If involved in a collision, people are legally and morally expected to remain at the scene of the accident. However, law enforcement officials in California are searching for two people who allegedly fled the scene of a fatal motorcycle accident.
The incident reportedly involved a motorcycle that had three riders. Reports indicate that the bike was speeding on a ramp before it crashed during the late night hours of a day in late October. Two of the people reportedly ran from the scene. The third rider, a 38-year-old woman, was pronounced dead minutes after the collision.
The deceased woman reportedly went to a bar with a friend before the accident. She opted to remain at the bar after the friend left and was spotted talking to a couple outside, but it is undetermined if the couple was involved in the accident. Police say that the remaining two drivers likely suffered injuries and may have sought hospital treatment. Police are asking that they turn themselves in, noting that leaving the scene of an accident is a crime.
Unfortunately, a family is now left to cope with the unexpected death of their loved one. Once the other two riders are identified, surviving family members may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit as a result of the fatal California motorcycle accident if– as it appears –the woman’s death was the result of negligence. An attorney with experience with such cases can help them carefully review the details of the case and determine what action is appropriate.